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Toy Vey: The Rabbi Selling Kosher Vibrators
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, orthodox )

- 1 day ago -
Within ultra-Orthodox Jewish culture, physical contact between unmarried men and women is forbidden, as is viewing sexually suggestive imagery of any kind. A ban on pornography is a given, but even a VictoriaâEUR(TM)s Secret catalog is off limits for devout
Stunning Photography of Nature
Offbeat  (tags: arts, culture, interesting, off-beat, photos, pictures, unusual, world )

- 11 hours ago -
Photographer Ian Plant travels the world, looking for hidden spaces that lurk between the familiar, to show us striking scenery. Interested in a nature shot from a different perspective he takes the ordinary and shines a light on their splendor.
Help Us Choose the Cover for the 2016 âEUR~RescuedâEUR(TM) Calendar!
Offbeat  (tags: cover, rescue 2016 calendar, peta, animals, culture, design, humans, interesting, off-beat, pets, photos, pictures, society, unusual, wildlife )

- 23 hours ago -
Each year, PETA's popular "Rescued" calendar features animals who got a second chance at life, thanks to the work of PETA and our international affiliates as well as compassionate people like you.
50 Fascinating Facts About Your Cat
Offbeat  (tags: animals, cats, design, humans, interesting, pets, photos, pictures, society )

- 13 hours ago -
Cats are among the most popular pets around the world. Click through to find out 50 fascinating facts about our feline friends.
Pictures of the Day: 22 May 2015
Offbeat  (tags: Pictures of the day: 22 May 2015 )

- 10 hours ago -
Wonderful photos.
The Challenge of Extremism
Offbeat  (tags: extremism, law, liberty, right to free speech, PM, Home Secretary, Politics, Government, UK )

- 1 day ago -
After my blog earlier this week and an appearance on the BBC News at Ten reporting on government plans to introduce extremist banning orders,
Syria Air Strikes: Children Died' in US Air Strike
Offbeat  (tags: Children, US air strike, Syria )

- 1 day ago -
A US air strike on Syria last year probably killed two children, officials say - the first admission of civilian casualties in the campaign.
Beatbox a Bruxelles - Enjoy!   video
Offbeat  (tags: street busker, walking the dog, dancing Grandma, off-beat, impromptu, performance, unusual, beatboxer )

- 14 hours ago -
Dancing grandma - she was walking her dog, and gave in to temptation to dance to a street busker's music! And she really got into the mood ... while her dog waited patiently!
Pufferfish From Amami-Oshima Named Among Top New Species for 2015
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, puffer fish, new species, nest, art )

- 9 hours ago -
A new species of pufferfish found off the waters of Amami-Oshima, an island in Kagoshima Prefecture, has made a list of top new species for its unusual nest-making skills.
Earth: British Wildlife: Playful Fox Cubs Begin To Eemerge
Offbeat  (tags: British Wildlife, Spring, Foxes, Fox Cubs )

- 1 day ago -
Spring heralds the sights and sounds of young foxes, but before long they are independent and preparing for the rigours of the approaching winter
Germanwings: Lufthansa Pilots May Get Spot Health Checks
Offbeat  (tags: health checks, Pilot, Germamwings, Lufthansa )

- 7 hours ago -
The German airline Lufthansa is considering random medical checks for pilots, to help prevent any future disaster like the Germanwings crash that killed 150 people.
Eurovision 2015: Can the Australians Take on Europe?
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Eurovision, Australia, Europe )

- 7 hours ago -
Despite very definitely not being a part of Europe, Australia takes to the stage at this year's Eurovision Song Contest final on Saturday night.
Oldest Stone Tools Pre-Date Earliest Humans
Offbeat  (tags: Early Humans, Tools, Scientists )

- 1 day ago -
The world's oldest stone tools have been discovered, scientists report.They were unearthed from the shores of Lake Turkana in Kenya, and date to 3.3 million years ago.
The Difference Between 'Affirmation' and 'Oath'
Offbeat  (tags: Elected MP's, traditional rituals, Politics, affirmation, oath, The difference )

- 1 day ago -
That most time-consuming of the traditional rituals surrounding the UK Parliament, the swearing in of all the MPs, has become an emblem of the changing shape of British society
Dunkirk Flotilla to Set Sail for 75th Anniversary Events
Offbeat  (tags: WW2, Dunkirk, Operation Dynamo )

- 1 day ago -
About 50 small boats involved in the evacuation of allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk in World War Two are to set sail from Kent later to mark the 75th anniversary of the rescue.
Spice: The Dangerous Alternative to Cannabis
Offbeat  (tags: designer drug, spice, health, alternative to cannabis )

- 7 hours ago -
The designer drug Spice has been blamed for five university students being admitted to hospital, two of whom were left in a critical condition. But what is it and why is it so popular?
Dog Loses Eyes to Glaucoma, 'Younger Siblings' Take on Role of Guide Animals
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, goodnews, pets )

- 4 hours ago -
After a vet tech's 10-year-old dog lost both eyes to glaucoma, her two younger pets stepped up to act as guides to the injured animal.
CDC Map Reveals "Most Distinctive" Cause Of Death State By State
Offbeat  (tags: Death, Mortality, Cause of Death, CDC, Centers for Disease Control, Map, Statistics )

- 16 hours ago -
Your geography can have a big impact on how you bite the dust.
Finland Instructs Nearly a Million Military Reservists
Offbeat  (tags: Military, Combat, Reservists, Finland, Europe )

- 5 hours ago -
Finland has sent letters to nearly a million reservists to collect their contact details and remind them of their duties in case of combat, a defence ministry spokesman said.
Cameron 'Confident' of Getting Better Deal for UK in Europe
Offbeat  (tags: Cameron, EU Membership, UK, EU, Europe )

- 5 hours ago -
David Cameron has said he is confident he can get a better deal for the UK in Europe but admitted it "won't be easy".

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